Field and House Cricket

Field and house crickets are the most common crickets to enter a house. Less than 1″ long, the field cricket is darker in color than the house cricket. Crickets are nocturnal, feeding and chirping when it’s dark out. Outside they can live in woodpiles, garbage heaps, or other moist and protected areas. The house cricket particularly likes warmth. Though both crickets can potentially eat soiled clothes, field crickets are more of an agricultural pest than an indoor one. They have been known to travel in swarms and destroy various kinds of wheat and vegetable crops. The house cricket is raised to feed pets, and commonly is a nuisance when it escapes. In this case spraying outside would not be necessary, and various baits can be used. Otherwise, crickets originating outside can be controlled through yard cleanup and spraying a barrier around the home.


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